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FAMILY VAEJOVIDAEGenus ParavaejovisGenus ParuroctonusGenus Pseudouroctonus
     Pseudouroctonus andreas
     Pseudouroctonus angelenus
     Pseudouroctonus apacheanus
     Pseudouroctonus bogerti
     Pseudouroctonus cazieri
     Pseudouroctonus chicano
     Pseudouroctonus glimmei
     Pseudouroctonus iviei
     Pseudouroctonus lindsayi
     Pseudouroctonus minimus
          Pseudouroctonus m. minimus
          Pseudouroctonus m. castaneus
          Pseudouroctonus m. thompsoni
     Pseudouroctonus reddelli
     Pseudouroctonus rufulus
     Pseudouroctonus
savassi
     Pseudouroctonus sprousei
     Pseudouroctonus williamsi

Genus SerradigitusGenus SmeringerusGenus SyntropisGenus UroctonitesGenus UroctonusGenus VaejovisGenus Vejovoidus

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Pseudouroctonus bogerti (Gertsch & Soleglad 1972)

Uroctonus bogerti Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972: 566, 577-579, fig. 17, 18, 68-71, 122, 123; Soleglad, 1973b: 353.
Vejovis bogerti
: Stahnke, 1974: 130, 136.
Vaejovis bogerti
: Williams, 1976: 2; Williams & Savary, 1991: 284, fig. 26.
Pseudouroctonus bogerti
: Stockwell, 1992: 409; Kovarík, 1998: 144; Sissom, 2000:515; Soleglad & Fet, 2003a: 41; Prendini & Wheeler, 2005: Fig. 25..

type(s):  Uroctonus bogerti Gertsch & Soleglad 1972:  Female holotype from Snow Creek, San Jacinto Mountains, Riverside County, California, April 27, 1938 (C. M. Bogert), in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History.

Original Description:
Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972:

"DIAGNOSIS: Medium-sized scorpion with long, thin cauda and heavy, elongated pedipalps, with basic characters of mordax except as follows: mature females about 45 mm. in length; median eye tubercle situated well in front of middle of carapace; pectinal tooth count of female 12, of male 14; lower margin of movable finger of chelicera essentially smooth; palm of chela large, twice as long as wide; inferior lateral and median keels of basal segments of cauda granulated, with crenulated margins.
...
COLORATION: Base color
of mature specimens dusky reddish brown; legs, sternites of preabdomen, chelicerae, and telson yellowish.
STRUCTURE: Similar to that of mordax and in both sexes unless otherwise indicated. For measurements, see table 3.
Carapace: Carapace thickly covered with quite coarse granules over most of surface, those of interocular triangle smaller and heavy row on each side margining this area; frontal margin with six short spines. Frontal emargination deep and rounded. Ocular tubercle of average size, placed well in front of middle, the eyes at this point about one-third distance between front and posterior margin. Median eyes small, 0.3 mm.; separated by nearly their diameter. Lateral eyes (figs. 17, 18) two or three; third eye obsolete in some adult specimens, still present in immature.
Preabdomen: All tergites finely to coarsely granulated, mostly on caudal half; tergite VII with prominent, long keels, of which middle pair is finely granulated and side pair provided with about 30 coarse granules; intercarinal spaces of tergite VII with numerous small and large granules.
Cauda: All caudal segments longer than broad; caudal segment V as long as carapace. All keels prominent, distinctly but finely granulated to give crenulate to serrate appearance in lateral view; single inferior median keel of segment V weakly bifid in holotype, not so in other mature female; intercarinal spaces of segment V with little granulation.
Telson: See figures 122, 123. Vesicle about as wide as caudal segment V, elongate oval, less than half as deep as long, smooth above, lightly granulated below and on sides; sting moderately curved, less than half as long as vesicle.
Pectines: Like those of mordax but with more elements. Middle lamellae, eight in female, 10 in male; pectinal teeth, 12 in females, 14 in males; outer pectinal tooth larger than others; median piece with shallow, V-shaped emargina
tion in front.
Chelicerae: Keel on lower margin of movable finger smooth.
Pedipalps: All keels of femur and tibia granulated. Frontal spurs on tibia small, single, rounded projections bearing stout spine. Chela stout, elongated, with palm almost twice as long as broad; movable finger shorter than palm; position of keels like those of mordax; superior keel with numerous granules, distinctly crenulate; all other keels finely granulated and intercarinal spaces with few granules. Trichoboth
rial pattern as shown in figures 68-71.
Walking legs: With basic spination of mordax but spinules minute and spines of small size; single row of spinules on venter of tarsus with irregular row of few fine spines on each side.
"

subsequent accounts:

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. USA (Riverside and San Diego counties of California).

Published Records:  California: Riverside County: Whitewater Canyon, May 27, 1968, female. Palm Canyon, March 27, 1960 (W. J. Gertsch), male, immature female. San Diego County: Mt. Palomar, 3500 ft., June 30, 1956 (W. J. Gertsch, V. Roth), immature female. San Bernardino County: Mountain Home Creek, August 13, 1959 (W. J. Gertsch, V. Roth), immature female.

notes: Gertsch and Soleglad (1972) dedicated this species "to Dr. Charles M. Bogert, Curator Emeritus of the American Museum of Natural History, who has found many new and interesting arachnids in Mexico and the western United States."

 


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